adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $24.49

Buy for $24.49

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Abbey: We're back on Silence orbiting the Dark Planet while my husband handles unfinished business on Kythia. For some reason, he seems a little bit tense. According to Tarak, Kythian politics can be complicated. I just hope things don't get too complicated, because I don't want to be stuck here for too long. A warship isn't really the best place to raise a child.

Tarak: The only way to keep Abbey and Ami safe is to bring down the Empire. Afterwards, it is the statesmen and scholars who will rebuild our civilization. I'm just here to provide the muscle, but above all, I'm here to keep my mate and my child safe. If anything or anyone dares to threaten them...they know how I will respond. The problem is that not all enemies can be taken down by force.

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Anna Carven (P)2018 Tantor

What listeners say about Brilliant Starlight

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    268
  • 4 Stars
    56
  • 3 Stars
    17
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    260
  • 4 Stars
    42
  • 3 Stars
    12
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    248
  • 4 Stars
    50
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    3

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great end to series arc

This appears to be the end of the primary series arc of Kordolian General Tarak al Akkadian and Earth woman Abby Kendricks and the impact of their union on Earth and Kythia. I’m happy to say that it’s well done and one of the reasons it’s worth your time to read this series.
If you’re into Romance with a Sci-fi bent; human woman and alien male; this series is one of the better ones out there.
Macie and McLaren do a good job of narration for the book and series.
Enjoy;-)

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Dull end to the Tarak/Abby arc

9 hours worrying about Abby’s illness and looking for a cure. Lacking in tension, plot, or interest. Least liked book.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Another great story with Abby and Her General!

This was a great audiobook to listen to. I highly recommend this series be listened to in the order they are published, in order for the stories to make sense. Abby and Tarak are happy with their baby Ami, but there’s a lot of cleanup and organization to do on Kithia. While Tarak is down on the planet, Abby becomes seriously sick and he rushes back to the Silence to find her looking like death. The Cordolian medics aren’t sure at first what’s happening until they narrow it down to a virulent virus she contracted when Tarak gave her nanites at Amis birth. Racing to save her, they must go back to the nightmare planet where Tarak was experimented on and changed, but he will do it for his Abby. Narration was perfection. Can’t wait for more books in the series!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

love the storyline

hoping she makes more because the series is awesome. and the narrators are great too listen to.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Good ending and beginning

A good ending to this series and a good segue into the new series. Torin is mention frequently in this book who turns out to be one of the main characters in book one of the new series. I like HEA endings.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • CJ
  • 08-28-20

Amazing details! Descriptive and couldn’t put down!

I love the relationship between the main characters. I love their strong personalities and yet they complement each other. The narrators voice brings the story to life. I absolutely love the danger and struggles. I love how there is a feeling of hope, love and endurance during moments of absolute terror.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Third time with Abbey and Tarek

The dark planet is not finished with our alpha couple from the Kordolian world. A parting gift had been left with Abbey and she will have to battle it mostly on her own while her loving alpha head strong mate watch from the outside.

This was a direction I was not expecting or even considers. Now that makes me wonder will the same happen to Riana because she to have some of her mates nanites. Well that’s neither her nor there we are discussing Abbey and Tarek. Her battle takes us to the world that holds no pleasant memories for the division one warriors. And it also leads them first to the man that started it all.

It was an interesting read. It was where you would find some answers but at the same time I did not feel it was a necessary part to continue on with the Kordolian of Earth.

Dual narration allows for more interpretation and enjoyment.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Love this series

I listened to this book in the series in the audible app, checked out from Audible Escape... Love the series and the ability to use Audible Escape.

Narrators: excellent...

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A fast paced race against the clock to save Abbey

i love the story of Abbey And Tarak book #1, 3 and 8 tell the love story of alien general Tarak and earth Abbey. I love how Tarak puts his wife and child before himself . Abbey becomes sick and it's a race against the clock to save her. Tarak tells the medics if Abbey dies so do they.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

I tried. I really tried.

As much as I loved this series, and usually enjoy Anna Caravan's work, I couldn't get through this. Maybe the story unfolds and gets better, but I didn't make it through the second chapter.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for menchu
  • menchu
  • 12-07-20

Awesome

Best series! I love the kordolian warriors.. I definitely recommend, and also the follow series Darkstar mercenaries.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for karen grave
  • karen grave
  • 04-22-21

this one took me by surprise

I was expecting a big conflict on Kithia but instead I got personal stories of our two biggest characters I was surprised and I really enjoyed it. it finishes off all the questions regarding Tarak and it's good to know how Abby deals with her dilemma. it mainly focuses on family and the love for their person. I really enjoyed Todd and Jillian's narration and looking forward similar in the next series.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anwar
  • Anwar
  • 07-01-20

Excellent

We are back with Abbey and Tarak and they are back onboard Slience and once again orbiting Kithia the Dark Planet. Tarak insensed by the latest attempt to kill Abbey has returned here to stop the Empire once and for all and there was plenty of action involved in this as experienced in book 7 in the series called Electric Heart and now in the aftermath there is another dilemma to face and this one is the worst threat to Abbey ever and it comes from within. To fight this enemy they return to the origins of the 1st Division and the horrors they experienced to become what they are and this is one battle Tarak has no intention of losing. The story is a heart felt experience of two people deeply in love and what they must face to stay together and I found I love these characters. I highly recommend this audio book and the series as a whole. Where is my Kordolian I want one for myself especially if they are as loyal and loving as Tarak is to Abbey.